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High-upside defensive end Dalton Knapp commits to Kansas State

On3 imageby:Drew Galloway06/13/24



Kansas State has added another player in the 2025 recruiting class. Grapevine, Texas defensive end Dalton Knapp has committed to K-State. The defensive end was one of 11 official visitors in Manhattan this past weekend.

Knapp was joined by Kansas State commits Weston Polk, Dillon Duff and Will Kemna. Other prospects in The Little Apple included Jackson Blackwell, Adonis Moise, Leo Almanza, Lucas Allgeyer, Cameron Jamerson, Andrew Williams and Martel Jackson.

Instead of being a slow burn type of recruitment, it was very hot and fast between K-State and Knapp. His recruitment is very similar to that of 2023 defensive end Ryan Davis. Knapp was offered at a mega camp and immediately scheduled a visit to Kansas State.

It was the Wildcats’ tight end coach Brian Lepak who offered Knapp for defensive ends coach Buddy Wyatt last week at the TCU event. The official visit was a major success, leading to the rising senior’s commitment.

Knapp was just seeing his recruitment start to take off.

Since March he has added four Big 12 offers. In total, he held offers from Arkansas State, Boise State, Houston, Kansas, Miami Ohio, New Mexico State, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State, Toledo, Tulsa, Utah, UTEP and Washington State, in addition to K-State.

He also had official visits scheduled to Boise State and Kansas later this month but will no longer be taking those after committing to the Wildcats.

Overall, his commitment No. 6 in the Kansas State 2025 class. He is joined by Moise, Jackson, Polk, Duff and Kemna. Knapp is also the second commitment on the defensive side of the ball and second player from the state of Texas. He has yet to be ranked by On3.

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